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Commander’s Inspection Program at Minot AFB wins best in Air Force

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General office was awarded the Maj. Gen. Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award for having the most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program in the Air Force for the year 2019 at Minot Air Force Base. The Wing Inspector General office ...

Commander’s Inspection Program at Minot AFB wins Best in Air Force

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - The 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General office was awarded the Maj. General Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award for having the most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program in the Air Force for the year 2019 at Minot Air Force Base. Watch The Minot Daily News for ...

Minot AFB gearing up for major construction season

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Assuming funding holds, it’s going to be a huge year for larger facilities sustainment, restoration, modernization and investment to Minot Air Force Base infrastructure, says the commander of the base’s 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. “If we’re able to execute and ...

27 ND Guardsmen assisting in ND COVID-19 response

Members of 54 National Guards – 50 states, three territories and Washington, D.C. – are assisting in the COVID-19 response. In North Dakota, currently 27 Guardsmen are serving in supporting roles, according to Maj. Amber Schatz, public information officer for the North Dakota National ...

Valentine treats for veterans

Submitted Photo Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary members gather to assemble Valentine treats for veterans living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Members delivered the treats Thursday, and also distributed valentines made by students at Our Redeemer’s Christian ...

Defense Secretary Esper to visit Minot AFB

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced on Friday they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary’s confirmation process ...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper to visit Minot AFB on Wednesday

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits the Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary's confirmation ...

Minot AFB B-52s part of mission with Japanese Air Force

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – A Minot Air Force Base from the Pacific Theater and another B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base in continental United States integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization ...

New Rockford grad to fly high

Benjamin Makay, a 2016 New Rockford High School graduate and a cadet in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at North Dakota State University, recently received a $4,500 aviation flight scholarship that he will use to pursue his private pilot’s license at a local flight ...

Barksdale Trophy honors Minot for its support of Minot AFB

What makes Minot a community that best supports Minot Air Force Base’s bomb and missile wings, units of Air Force Global Strike Command? The Minot community received the Barksdale Trophy this past November at Barksdale AFB, La. Minot representatives accepted it on behalf of the community ...

Airman returning to Minot AFB after Calif. incident

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An airman who recently arrived at Minot Air Force Base and was found several days ago injured in a ditch near a California community is scheduled to return to the Minot base. In a statement released this week, Minot Air Force Base officials said Staff Sgt. Keith ...

Annual Minot Vietnam Veterans Celebration set for March 29

Plans are being made for the ninth annual Vietnam Veterans Celebration in Minot. Hosted by the Minot Vet Center, the event is set for Sunday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m., with a program starting at 1:15 p.m., in the Grand Hotel at 1505 N. Broadway. March 29 also is National Vietnam War Veterans ...

Minot AFB airman injured in Calif. to return to Minot AFB

Minot Air Force Base officials provided the following statement regarding Staff Sgt. Keith Keiffer: "SSgt Keith Keiffer with the 91st MW Security Forces, is returning to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota from his leave in California where he was discovered injured and hospitalized Jan. 22, ...

Prairie Warrior Auction set for March 21

Auction supports Minot AFB activities This year’s Prairie Warrior Auction, an event to raise funds for Minot Air Force Base activities, will be held Saturday, March 21, in the Grand Hotel in Minot. Sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, the event begins with a preview of ...

Minot AFB airman injured in Calif.; incident being investigated

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An airman stationed at Minot Air Force Base sustained injuries on Wednesday and was taken to a Jackson, Calif., hospital. The Public Affairs Office at Minot AFB issued a statement on Friday saying the airman, who is assigned to the base’s 91st Missile Wing, was on ...

Minot AFB airman injured while on leave in California

Minot AFB Public Affairs issued a statement on Friday that an airman, assigned to the 91st Missile Wing, sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital in Jackson, Calif., on Wednesday. He was on leave in California when he was injured. He had previously been assigned to Travis AFB, Calif. ...

‘Four Hours of Fury’ includes Minot WWII veteran

World War II veteran Lynn Aas of Minot is among those featured in a recently released book about the war’s largest airborne invasion and the final push into Nazi Germany. “Four Hours of Fury” was written by James M. Fenelon and released in 2019. It is one of two books released this past ...

Volunteers needed

Minot Civil Air Patrol is in need of at least 50 volunteers to help remove wreaths from Sections 12 and 16 at Rosehill Memorial Park on Saturday. The wreaths were placed in the two sections in the cemetery during the Wreaths Across America program in December. Those interested should meet at ...

Minot man hopes to record interviews with war veterans

Kyle Erickson of Minot wants to preserve the stories of veterans of American wars. Erickson hopes to record vets talking about their experiences and then will upload the recorded interviews to a YouTube channel featuring North Dakota War Heroes. Erickson said he is interested in recording ...

Ceremony to observe 77th anniversary of Four Army Chaplains

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group will be hosting the 77th anniversary of the four Army chaplains who met their final death on Feb. 3, 1943. The ceremony will be conducted at Trinity Homes on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. in the third floor chapel. The ceremony is open to the ...